Chris Cvitanovic is a transdisciplinary marine researcher at the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University, Australia. Most broadly his research is focused on improving the relationship between marine science, policy and practice to enable evidence-informed decision-making for ocean sustainability. In addition to this work he has published broadly on topics including marine governance, community engagement, social license, and approaches for better supporting the development of early career marine researchers. He was the first Early Career member of the IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee and established IMBeR’s Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network (IMECaN) , which he chaired it for its first two years.